Buckeyes Finish Strong at North American Cup

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COLUMBUS, Ohio - Members of the Ohio State fencing team returned from action at the North American Cup (NAC) in Cincinnati, Ohio, Monday. The group finished with 13 Top 25 finishes, including six Top 10 and two bronze performances.

Freshman Zain Shaito led the way for the men's foil unit, collecting one of the two bronze finishes, tying Kurt Getz for third in the category. Classmate Katarzyna Dabrowa turned in the other medal-earning performance, tying Ashley Severson for third in women's epee.

Men's sabre proved strong as the only unit with two Top 10 finishers. Freshman Rhys Douglas and junior Max Stearns placed seventh and eighth, respectively.

Alison Miller and Margarita Tschomakova set the pace for women's sabre, taking ninth and 12th, respectively, while Carolina Piasecka took 11th in women's epee.

Allison Henvick placed 15th in women's foil while teammate Oksana Dmytruk took 21st in the same category.

Four Buckeyes finished in the Top 25 in men's epee, including Ognjen Vesic's seventh-place finish. Eric Gurnowski (14th), Marco Canevari (23rd) and Daniel Tafoya (24th) rounded out the group for the Scarlet and Gray.

The NAC tournaments serve as a qualification path for Division I and Veteran National Championships and World Team selection. USA Fencing, who hosts the tournaments, is the recognized National Governing Body for the sport of fencing in the United States. USA Fencing changed its name from the U.S. Fencing Association in July 2010.

Ohio State hosts the OSU Duals Nov. 6-7 at the French Field House in Columbus, Ohio. The Buckeyes will compete against club and varsity opponents both days before traveling to University Park, Pa., for the Penn State Open.

Division One North American Cup
Cincinnati, Ohio
Oct. 15-18

Men's Epee
Ognjen Vesic - 7
Eric Gurnowski - 14
Marco Canevari - 23
Daniel Tafoya - 24
Gavin Medley - 46
Dylan Walrond - 64
Avinash Somir - 96
Eric Philippou - 130
Narayan Pathi - 155

Women's Epee
Katarzyna Dabrowa - T-3
Caroline Piasecka - 11
Mallory Norman - 110

Men's Foil
Zain Shaito - T-3
Andrew McDonald - 133

Women's Foil
Allison Henvick - 15
Oksana Dmyrtuk - 21
Isabella Bonello - 67
Anna Staso - 79

Men's Sabre
Rhys Douglas - 7
Max Stearns - 8
Bryan Cheney - 33
Ewan Douglas - 39
Michael Douville - 52

Women's Sabre
Alison Miller - 9
Margarita Tschomakova - 12
Emily Cheng - 46
Gentley Smith - 73
Victoria Harris - 82
Marija Pelivan - T-84